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Joan C. (Axt) Wheeler

Born: Thu., Sep. 29, 1938
Died: Mon., May 28, 2012


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 30, 2012
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 31, 2012
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

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Camden-Joan C. Wheeler, 73, passed away peacefully, May 28, 2012, after a long illness.   She was born the daughter of L. Albert & Caroline Heuslein Axt on September 29, 1938, in Glenn Ridge, NJ.  After high school and college Joan moved to Camden in 1971 and became employed in 1975 as a customer service representative with H.G. Ellis Insurance in Camden, retiring in 2009.  On October 8, 1983 Joan was united in marriage to William Wheeler in Camden, NY.  Bill passed away June 4, 2010.
     Joan enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and gardening.  She enjoyed vacationing in Southampton, NY.  During the past four years it would be unusual not to see her marching in the color guard for the Camden Continental Fife and Drum Corp.  Joan loved doting on her dogs, Maggie and Rosie.
    Joan is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Clark, Camden, and Naomi & Louis Steppello, Canastota, two sons, Andrew P, & Susan Clark, Camden, and Matthew S. Clark, Enon, OH, a special cousin, Charles Seebach, Ardmore, PA, four stepchildren, Lynda Wheeler, Franklinville, NY, Steve & Judy Wheeler, Melbourne, FL, Chrissy & Mark Schindlbeck, Franklinville, NY, and Mark & Teresa Wheeler, Dallas, GA and nineteen grandchildren.
     Memorial service will be held Thursday, 11:00 am from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY.  Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8pm.

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Tim & Chris Scott
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
Deepest sympathies for Joan''s family. She was the embodiment of sunshine - and will be missed always...

Lance Williams
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
Matt, Andy, Rebecca & Naomi,

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You mom was always a wonderful and friendly person, even when Matt and I were teenagers and being a little "difficult" to control. She was always good to me whenever I was over visiting, which sometimes got to be quite often during our middle school years. Even though I had not spoken to her in several years, I still have the fond memories of your mom during our teen age years....

- Lance

Jim and Jacky Hummel
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
Andy and Joan's family: Sorry we can't be there in person to express our heartfelt sympathies. Please know, however, that we hold you all close in thought and prayer during this most difficult time. Joan will be missed by the Camden community. May your memories sustain you, knowing that she is in a better place and free of pain and illness. Sending you peace and blessings.

Mary Derleth
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
Matt & Family,

Words can't express the sadness felt by all. While I never met your mom, I do know that she was a very special person. Matt, you are my best friend and without the love of your mom you wouldn't be the special person you are. It was with her love, teaching and guidance that did that. She will continue to love and guide you, just not from here. When you think of her just know it will, with time, bring a smile and happiness.

Many hugs,
Mary (aka trouble)

John Killian
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
Becky, Naomi , Andy and family:
So sorry about the passing of your beloved Mom. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
John Killian

   Posted Tue May 29, 2012

Faye McDaniels Roberts
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
Matt, Andy, Rebecca and Naomi - My condolences to you and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Peggy Jeffers (Grinnell)
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
Becca and family. My heart thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know you are gonna miss her terribly but now you have another angel up there looking down on you. I remember all the fun times we had driving her crazy beck. Wish I could be there with you. Love to all.

Jack and Squeek Brown
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Matt to you and your family our deepest sympathies,sorry for your loss.

Danyll Schaal Lockett
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
Matt, Andy, Becky and Naomi - When I was in High School I worked with your mom at Ellis Insurance, and will never forget how kind she was to me. Sending you all my deepest sympathy; my the many memories you have of your mom bring you comfort in the days ahead. She will not be forgotten.

Tammy (Kelly) Brazie
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Becca, Naomi, Matt and Andy,

My deepest condolences to you all and the rest of your family. You were the first friends and neighbors that I remember having as it was the early 1970''s, so you will always be special to me. I remember your mom was very kind and I have fond memories of having dinner at your house, playing outside, and a few years later after you moved back into the neighborhood, being invited to go apple picking and snow shoeing. I always appreciated your mom''s gentle spirit. It''s so difficult losing your parents, and I completely understand how you feel. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Tammy Brazie

Tammy Conley
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
I will forever miss walking into the backyard and seeing her smiling and waving at me. Then the at least 1 hour conversation started :) I will forever miss her calling me and saying "It's time to get our hair done" and we did.
With all she was going through herself she's the one that kept me grounded for the last year. She showed me that you can fight and be strong all the while being a classy, beautiful lady. I will love her forever and Emily and I will miss her dearly.

Tracey Mellon
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Matt Andy Rebecca and Naomi My thoughts and prayers are with all your families I haven't seen some of you in a long time but think of you often I always liked your mother she was such a nice person even after I had grown up she would always speak to me . Prayers with you all very sad day Tracey Mellon

Adja Williams
   Posted Wed June 06, 2012
I had the privilege of meeting Joan while I worked at Dr. Poulin's office. I always enjoyed visiting with her and getting to know her sweet spirit. Everytime time I'd see Joan would make a point to say hello & visit. She was a true gem & I was so fortunate to have met her. My thoughts are with you.

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